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LinuxPR: Linuxcare Labs Intooduces Web-based Linux Compatibility Test

Aug 16, 2000, 13:42 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linuxcare, Inc., a recognized leader in providing comprehensive professional services and solutions for Linux and open-source technologies, today introduced Linuxcare Labs eTest, the first free, open-source tool that OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and IHVs (independent hardware vendors) may download and run to verify whether their systems and components are compatible with Linux. Linuxcare Labs is the first independent vendor-neutral testing authority to provide a comprehensive program for testing and certifying hardware for use with Linux."

"Having completed nearly 350 product certifications on a wide variety of systems and components, Linuxcare Labs is uniquely qualified to offer the type of breakthrough technology that eTest delivers," said Douglas C. Mackbee, general manager of Linuxcare Labs. "With Linux use growing in both business and personal computing realms, eTest serves as an integral Web-accessible testing tool to verify that major components of a system are compatible, properly recognized and configured under the Linux operating system."

"Released as open-source software under the GPL (General Public License), Linuxcare Labs eTest is the first comprehensive tool designed to test for baseline compatibility of systems and components for Linux. The test is available free for download from Linuxcare's Web site. Once the test is completed, the results may be uploaded to Linuxcare's Web site so that the results may be viewed by others."

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